Dana (NYSE: DAN) and BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.
Dana pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. BorgWarner pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Dana pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BorgWarner pays out 62.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Dana has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years and BorgWarner has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
98.6% of Dana shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.1% of BorgWarner shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Dana shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of BorgWarner shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Dana and BorgWarner’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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BorgWarner has higher revenue and earnings than Dana. Dana is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BorgWarner, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Dana and BorgWarner, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Dana currently has a consensus target price of $23.50, indicating a potential downside of 18.97%. BorgWarner has a consensus target price of $44.86, indicating a potential downside of 13.77%. Given BorgWarner’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe BorgWarner is more favorable than Dana.
Volatility & Risk
Dana has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BorgWarner has a beta of 1.76, meaning that its share price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Dana and BorgWarner’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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BorgWarner beats Dana on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Dana Company Profile
Dana Incorporated, formerly Dana Holding Corporation, is a global provider of technology driveline, sealing and thermal-management products. The Company operates in four segments: Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies (Light Vehicle), Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies (Commercial Vehicle), Off-Highway Driveline Technologies (Off-Highway) and Power Technologies. It has operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia pacific. Its Light Vehicle segment offers products, such as front axles, rear axles, driveshafts/propshafts, differentials, torque couplings and modular assemblies. Its Commercial Vehicle segment offers products, such as steer axles, drive axles, drive shafts and tire inflation systems. Its Off-Highway segment offers products, such as front axles, rear axles, drive shafts, transmissions, torque converters, tire inflation systems and electronic controls. Its Power Technologies segment offers products, including gaskets and cover modules.
BorgWarner Company Profile
BorgWarner Inc. is engaged in providing technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. The Company’s segments include Engine and Drivetrain. The Engine segment’s products include turbochargers, timing devices and chains, emissions systems and thermal systems. The Engine segment develops and manufactures products for gasoline and diesel engines, and alternative powertrains. The Drivetrain segment’s products include transmission components and systems, all-wheel drive (AWD) torque transfer systems and rotating electrical devices. The Company’s products are manufactured and sold across the world, primarily to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of light vehicles (passenger cars, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), vans and light trucks). The Company’s products are also sold to other OEMs of commercial vehicles (medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks and buses) and off-highway vehicles (agricultural and construction machinery and marine applications.
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